Friday, 25 July 2008

Google launches Wikipedia rival

This ITworld article  is pretty interesting.
Google has launched Knol, its user-generated online encyclopedia, which it announced in December but had kept under wraps in private testing.
They will be encourage authors/editors names to be public, (like Citizendium).
Is this the real beginning of the free-encyclopedia wars?

1 comment:

Felix Wilson said...

I would have disregarded this totally if any other company was pushing this, but if anyone can challenge Wikipeda, it's Google. It will be interesting to see how this grows. Perhaps we could be pushing this as an alternative revenue stream for academics?(Juliet's idea)or Librarians?